New Sewing Books!

New books just in: We have a fresh shipment of last year’s favorite, Shufu To Seikatsu Sha’s Simple Modern Sewing. This is Japanese simplicity at it’s best full of  deceptively simple yet elegant patterns. I’m still happily wearing the Boatneck Jumper I made from this book last summer, with its excellent tiny shoulder detail that makes me happy every time I wear the dress. Joining our growing stock of Japanese pattern books is the latest Shape Shape 2 book by Natsuno Hiraiwa. Like Simple Modern Sewing, this book comes with patterns included and showcases inventive garment designs with an emphasis on flexibility and versatility. My favorite has to be the A-Line skirt that can be worn as pants. Yes. Very cool. Joining this trio is another favorite, I Am Cute Dresses by Sato Watanabe which is chock full of inspiring (and yes, cute!) dress ideas. There are 25 simple designs in the book, each with a cutting diagram (no patterns). This is for the intermediate sewist!  Versatility, simplicity, precision, you will learn a lot from these books! And shhh, these will be perfect for the Nani Iro order that is chugging it’s way across the sea to us at this very moment. Joining our ever-growing sewing library is the latest Sewing School 2 book by Amie Plumley and Andrea Lisle. This book follows their first best selling effort, Sewing School, which we’ve kept in stock since we opened the shop. SS2, Lessons in Machine Sewing, focusing on teaching kids how to use a sewing machine through step by step guides and diagrams and lots of easy-to-do projects. We love this series for it’s clear design, it’s fun projects, and it’s inclusion of boys in the book! This is a GREAT sewing guide for kids.

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